South Dakota AG Charges Former Police Officer With Assault
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota attorney general is charging a former Sioux Falls police officer with assaulting a man he was arresting while working as a police officer last year.
Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg says his office will prosecute former Officer Joseph Larson.
According to court documents, Larson was arresting a man in late July when he allegedly used improper force by repeatedly striking the man in his groin while trying to buckle him into the back of a patrol car.
It was not clear whether Larson had legal representation. Attempts to reach him were unsuccessful Thursday.
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